Interview with J. Scott Teresi, mid pack Cat 4 weekend warrior and soon to be former Senior Brand Manager at PowerBar
Cat4CyclingNews.com: This is your third Tour of Sufferlandria. Thats a real achievement in itself. Does it ever become old hat for you?
J. Scott Teresi: Although this is my third tour, its my first one on TrainerRoad, that makes it a whole new race for me. It's a real grind you have to be on your game each and every day.
Cat4CyclingNews.com: Its been a tough Tour for you so far this year. Can you tell us how you found yourself so far off the pace.
J. Scott Teresi: Well the trouble started toward the end of Stage 2 when my wife, a Sufferlandrian in her own right, bumped me off the trainer with 20 mins still to ride.
Cat4CylcingNews.com: Are you disappointed in being dropped from the lead group so early in the race?
J. Scott Teresi: I feel bad that I let down my 74 Strava followers and 211 Facebook friends. I think they will really miss seeing my daily updates from the Peloton. The Tour of Sufferlandria is a long hard race. So many things needs to align during that 9 day period just to stay up front with the lead group. You need to avoid illness, make sure your internet connection is working properly and even cancel those early morning meetings to make sure you complete that day's stage. All it takes is a sick child, a missed alarm clock or an unforeseen power outage and your Tour is done. So am I disappointed? Yes, but I am not giving up.
Cat4CylcingNews.com: So what will you do now?
J. Scott Teresi: Although I love my Strava followers and Facebook Friends, I am riding the rest of this Tour for me. I'll finish out all nine stages even if takes me until Monday night. I may not get my nine gold TrainerRoad cups, but I will have my pride and I will be back next year.